Pretty confused re: Mesh system
Hi. I've seen some posts here that come close to my question, but not quite.
Here's my current setup. I have DSL (yah I know) coming into my shop bldg, using the svc provider router. Wifi is active & works fine for my needs there. The router is inside a stucco bldg, which means basically it's in a Faraday cage of stucco mesh. As a result, the wifi doesn't do well at my house roughly 125 ft away. To fix this situation, I have a 125' cat 6 cable run from svc provider router to my house with a second router at the other end of it. 2 separate SSIDs, which for several reasons, I am fine with. This 2nd router is old... like over 10 yrs. It also has working Wifi, and in the room where it is, the signal is great. I get enough, usually to watch most stuff on that room's TV & work on computer on the rare occasion I use it there. Around the corner, & across the hall however, it's horrible... TV says a little over 10Mbs.
Add to the confusion that I have an opportunity to upgrade to fiber. This would be considerably more expensive as I'd have to buy or rent the svc provider router, pay $30 more per month, pay to install & and STILL have to upgrade the house router somehow.
In reading & talking to ppl, I'm more confused than ever. I'm trying to figure if I can solve the wifi signal to my TV in an adjacent room (literally 20-25 ft away) in the house (but sort of around a corner) by just getting a new regular router or if I can connect a very simple 2 element mesh system that replaces the 2nd router & provides wifi in both rooms.
I don't have "smart" anything but 2 TVs w/Fire sticks.
I hope this makes sense. I don't want a single SSID between the 2 bldgs. I just want wifi to my TV. :-)
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